Lydia Deetz (portrayed by Winona Ryder) is the daughter of the couple that moves into a house in Connecticut after the original owners are killed in a car accident.
The story is about the recently deceased couple’s attempt to scare the new family out of the home, and Lydia, being just a teenager, is the only one that can see the couple.
With her goth chic look, the Lydia Deetz costume is a popular one around Halloween time.
About Lydia Deetz’s Look
Lydia is the young daughter of the Deetz family, who moves into a home that Adam and Barbara Maitland occupied while they were alive. The movie centers around the Maitlands’ attempts to haunt the house until the Deetzes leave, which proves to be a challenge.
Lydia is an aspiring photographer who befriends the Maitlands after she realizes that she is the only one who can see and hear them.
When an interior decorator accidentally performs an exorcism instead of a summoning on the Maitlands, Lydia asks the bio-exorcist Beetlejuice for him because she wants the Maitlands to remain in the house, but he’ll only agree if Lydia marries him. This is why the character of Lydia is almost always shown in a red wedding dress, like the dress shown in the movie.
How to Dress Like Lydia Deetz From Beetlejuice
Lydia has two main looks for cosplay: the black goth teenager look and the red wedding dress look.
Red Wedding Dress
The dress has a ruffled layered look and long sleeves, and it comes with a matching red veil. You can usually buy accessories such as a flower bouquet and shoes, but you can also supply these items on your own if you wish.
Officially licensed dresses are usually made out of polyester and have to be hand-washed, and the costumes are usually affordable. If you love dressing up in wedding attire or you adore the color red, this costume is perfect for you.
For most of the film, Lydia wears all black clothing to suit her moody and angsty mood. Her outfit includes a black floppy sunhat, and black lipstick and makeup. She is also often seen with her camera, which is a crucial aspect of this costume if you are going for this look.
DIY Costume Tutorials
Authentic Lydia Deetz Costume Set
Related Costume Guides
This is a fun, comfortable, and attractive costume to wear, and if you attend that costume party with friends who dress up like Beetlejuice or the Maitlands, you’ll have even more fun.